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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the united states. so he would have used this as an option but he was just critical of obama for publicly speaking about it. he said we should keep our options quiet. >> reporter: fact check also found the president going too far on the topic of residual force of u.s. troops in iraq. >> you and i agreed that there should have been a status of forces agreement. you didn't want a status of force agreement? >> what i would not have done is left 10,000 troops in iraq that would tie us down. that certainly would not help us in the middle east. >> romney is right here. because both obama and romney did want to leave troops in iraq. it is just a matter of how many. obama wanted to keep 3,000 to 4,000 in there for the transitional period. and romney wanted to leave anywhere between 10,000 and 30,000. so it is a matter of numbers. >> reporter: next, governor romney's point about the size of our navy's fleet back fires. >> our navy is smaller now any time since 1917. >> you mentioned the navy, for example. that we have fewer ship than we did in 1916. well, governor, we also have fewer horses and ba
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, if they wanted to eject the current president of the united states and take a bet on someone they don't know very well. that's the final thing. mitt romney is way behind president obama in popularity. and that's his challenge tonight. mitt romney has to come out here tonight and try to be nice, and affable and likable and get past that 47% comment that he made, which seemed to be writing off half of the american voters. at the same time he's got to be tough and aggressive and try to rattle president obama. and that is a very hard combination. >> all right. andrea mitchell, always good to hear your comments on this. and you are joining the team coverage for tonight's big debate showdown coming up on "nightly news" with brian williams. >> thanks. >> thank you. >>> would you be willing to pay an extra buck or two per month to reduce the chance of power outages during storms? well, martin o'malley believes residents will say yes. he said we should allow utilities to pay for upgrades. this is part of the search for solutions after a june storm cut power for days. the companies would have to meet stric
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fires happen all too often in the united states. >> six people die every day, every day in the united states from home fires. the big difference that smoke alarms make is significant. fatalities can be cut in half by consumers who install fire alarms in their house. >> the cpsc says to install them on every level of your home and inside each bedroom. a fire escape plan that you and your family develop and practice will also help to keep you safe. >>> now on to a new way to stay educated on the latest scams that conartists use. the better business union launched the bbb with new resources on how to stop fraud. we have warn but fake check scams, employment scams and lottery scams in the past. and this new site will provide tips and information to avoid becoming a victim. users can also sign up to receive free scam alerts and can file complaints on the site about scams. you can visit nbc and search scam stopper to find that bbb western union site. >>> finally, you'll be able to get the calorie count of your favorite sodas right on the buttons of your vending machines. the
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
university in athens at 6:00. >> please welcome the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> virginia governor bob mcdonnell introduced mitt romney today in chesapeake, virginia. clearly a part of romney's campaign strategy. he will attend a rally in leadsburg tonight. his running mate paul ryan was in fredericksburg today. >>> the debate was the top political event of all-time in social media. the confrontations between candidates often stretch the truth. today we are fact checking the debate. here's nbc's dawn timmeny. >> presidential debate round two provided plenty of lively moments and once again both candidates were making false claims and misleading attacks. first, the exchange about september's embassy attacks in benghazi. governor romney questioned the president, calling it an act of terror. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration. >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an ac
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
'm president of the united states -- that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the workforce, but because we're creating more jobs. >> after two days in virginia, the romney campaign is moving on to another battleground state this weekend, florida. >>> new developments in the trial of a teen saved from a fiery wreck. prosecutors say richardson and three friends took a stolen toyota on a joy ride back in march. the car crashed into a tree and burst into flames killing everyone but richardson. the jury was split. richardson will be sentenced and faces up to seven years in prison. >>> connecticut avenue in northwest is back open after being cleared by the d.c. bomb squad. the police close the 1700 block around noon after the man robbed the t.d. bank. he dropped a package while making his get away. the bank was evacuated and no one was hurt. a bomb squad determined the package was not a bomb. that man has not been found. >>> virginia health officials today confirm two new cases of the deadly form of meningitis caused by spinal injections. >> t
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
out what he calls a big difference in the two approaches. >> if somebody come to the united states left fieldly, and they're apprehended for the first time, secure communities will not have that person in their database and that person would not be identified as an illegal alien. under 287 g, law enforcement personnel actually determine whether or not that person is here legally or not. >> the county says it has nabbed 5,000 criminals under 287 g. the board met today and is calling on i.c.e. to extend the original programming for another three years. it has announced plans to shut it down at the end of the year. >> thank you. >>> when we come right back at 5:00, she was just 14. when diagnosed with lung cancer. but now a local dancer doesn't miss a step. how she fought the disease and is back on stage. >>> today was the deadline for metro to have all cell phones usable at underground stations. why metro is far from making that happen. >>> plus, how grabbing lunch from those maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year mar
Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
you learned? >> they were talking in southeast missouri state, which is where he came to the united states in january of last year. and there have been some question about whether the whole student visa system should have stopped him. but everybody i've talked to today, really, there's no way that could have happened, that there was nothing in his back ground that suggested he shouldn't come here. no terrorist connections. he went to southeast missouri state, enrolled as a student and transferred to a vocational stool in new york in may. and he was studying there. the system in that sense was tracking him. it wasn't a sham visa. there were some calls today for tighter controls on student visas. but that seems not to be the issue here. so in any event, he came to the u.s. after coming to new york in may, that's when he goes to facebook and starts to try to find people who are willing to commit violent jihad. and that communication ultimately led him to be contacted by an fbi undercover agent, ironic for a student who came here to study cyber security. >> i think his dad said he had s
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of us. it was another family unit. >> reporter: through the years, the screaming eagles have become a dynasty. piling up 15 regional titles, 20 county titles, and 12 maryland state championships. nobody in the state has won more. >> that was my purpose in life, you know, was to be a coach, and try to provide the kids with the experience i had. >> reporter: terry asked kim to take the reins. >> there are very big shoes to fill. but what i learned from my playing days is, again, you know, you put your mind and effort into it you can accomplish anything. >> reporter: he's the chosen one. hand-picked to lead his alma mater. and taking one step closer to the elusive first state championship as head coach. >> i would say this would be another huge step in the right direction for us. but it doesn't get any easier. >> reporter: in the meantime he'll keep instilling the life lessons that were passed on by the greats who came before him. >> i've kind of come to grips with that, that ultimately that's what it's all about. but don't get me wrong, we want to win a state title every single year.
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